EDU101 - Education, Knowledge and Society

Year: 2019 unit information
Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Piper Rodd





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Burwood: 1 x 1 hour Class per week + 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week x 9 weeks across a 11 week Trimester delivery

Cloud Campus: Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


This unit investigates how educational experiences may be understood in terms of formal and informal human activities and compares the different principles underpinning these educational experiences. It considers the development of professional knowledge in Education and the development of a range of educational institutions that serve an educational purpose in modern society, including those institutions serving different stages of human development such as: early childhood Education, schooling, training, higher Education and adult and community Education. The unit considers key theories informing the sociology of Education and how these theories can be applied to analyse the relationship between the human activity of Education, the individual and society.


Multimedia presentation, 1600 words equivalent, 40%

Analytic Essay, 2400 words, 60%

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